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RATINGS: 140   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The first sip of this brilliant, red-brown beer reveals a robust mouth feel and complex flavors including raisin, dark bread, some sherry flavors sure to increase with age, resin hops, a touch of old barrel. With the finish comes the aroma and flavor of Columbus hops in your mouth, being followed by the alcohol warmth that can be felt down your throat.

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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (4017) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 2, 2014
It poured a dark copper color with an off-white head. The aroma was of toasted caramel with some light fruity notes and lots of fresh hops. The taste was of sweet light caramel malts with a good balance of fresh hop flavor, a little bitterness and some light fruity complexity before a slight drier and warming bittersweet finish. Very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DenverLogan (1138) - LA, California, USA - JAN 27, 2014
From a 22 oz bottle in a Duvel glass. Pours dark ruby brown with a big head and lace. Aroma of light malts and cocoa, sherry. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of rich cocoa, malts, bitter chocolate, carob, amber malts. Overall big, bold, a touch of a boozy malt ball!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
onceblind (8183) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2014
Clear dark copperish amber with a persistent small foamy off-white head. Nose has some raisin and sweet earthy roasted caramel, some toast, a bit of boozy stone fruit, and sherry. The flavor is big and bold, with raisin and boozy copper/caramel flavors, sherry, toast, and a touch of earthiness on the finish. Unfortunately theres a touch of a medicinal tone on the finish. But otherwise pretty tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
wade1point0 (69) - Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Has less of the buttery taste I usually associate with barley wines but it has a little more carbonation as well. Hits the palate fairly evenly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gmellison (427) - Colorado, USA - JAN 17, 2014
On tap at the denver tap room. Aroma is oak, dark fruits, and whiskey. Flavor is spices, fruit, with a dry boozy finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11796) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 5, 2014
Toasted grain and burnt caramel smell. It is quite hoppy, slight bit of off flavor, then waves of burnt sugar. Very atringent. I like it, has a bit of off flavor that mellows but after that its nice.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrettTaylor (747) - Radford, Virginia, USA - JAN 1, 2014
Poured as a taster at Denver taproom. toffee caramel malt on nose, lot of dark malt notes on palate, lots of alcohol, long finish, need some sweetness to balance the bitterness. Not as complex as I had hoped for.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arkurzynski (2342) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Deep, deep garnet pour. Big raisin, and toasted malt, nearing roasted malt with dank citrus pine hops. Toasted nut, burnt biscuit, tobacco, and booze. Flavor is rum soaked raisin, bitter citrus rind, toasted/candied malt, and faint roasted malt. Residual burnt toast and mild dark fruit. Big and moderately boozy. Very interesting take on the American barley wine style. Dig the toasty/roasty elements. Good base beer candidate for barrel aging IMO.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexanderj (3577) - Branson, Missouri, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle; poured a muddy auburn type color with an off white to khaki head. Aroma of pine, caramel, earth, dark fruit and some vanilla/wood. Slightly sweet, caramel, cookies and fruit; earthy and piney. Good stuff

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9423) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 17, 2013
Pour on tap at the brewery, dark reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, cocoa, lots of caramel, molasses, hints of earth, slight red fruits in there as well, hints of grass. Taste is a mix of grass, spice, hints of dark fruit, chocolate, touch of nuts, caramel, toffee, finishing sweet. Pretty nice.


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